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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

What is SEL? Importance to MLs SupportEd’s approach

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process that young people and adults go through to learn and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to support the development of positive identities, manage emotions, achieve goals, and foster strong relationships with others (The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), n.d.). The CASEL framework offers competencies in five key areas: (1) self-awareness, (2) self-management, (3) social awareness, (4) relationship skills, and (5) responsible decision-making.

While SEL is important for all students, SEL is particularly important to support MLs who may be navigating cultures and/or experiencing cultural dissonance. SEL is also critical for MLs who may be experiencing inequitable educational experiences or recovering from stress, trauma, and/or personal or educational challenges related to prior experiences and/or the COVID-19 pandemic.  

SupportEd  developed a framework that is aligned with CASEL’s five core social and emotional competencies and highlights how to specifically support MLs with SEL. This framework offers considerations that are tailored to MLs’ unique contexts, strengths, and needs. To learn more about how to meet the needs of MLs through SEL, see our SEL Framework: Essential Actions to Achieve Equity for MLs and our Advocacy Case Study: Social Emotional Learning and ELs.

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Essential Actions for Multilingual Learners’ Access to Social Emotional Learning

SEL Learning Framework

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Case Studies & Reflection Questions

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Social Emotional Learning Look-Fors

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Books Books

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Social Emotional Learning for Multilingual Learners: Essential Actions for Success Social Emotional Learning for Multilingual Learners: Essential Actions for Success

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner and Mindi Teich break down how each of the five competencies in the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) SEL framework can be implemented with ML success in mind. Staehr Fenner and Teich’s practical and engaging guide provides SEL considerations that are unique to MLs, relevant research, easy-to-implement educator actions, and tools to seamlessly integrate SEL practices into content and language instruction. Available April 2024. Pre-order today!

Self-Paced Learning Self-Paced Learning

Social Emotional Learning for MLs Social Emotional Learning for MLs

Course pending: SupportEd plans to offer SEL courses in the future. Sign-up for our newsletter to get notified of new and upcoming courses and content.

 

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SEL for Multilingual Learners (MLs): Urgent Considerations and Tools to Use for Equity SEL for Multilingual Learners (MLs): Urgent Considerations and Tools to Use for Equity

We’re facing yet another crisis, and our MLs’ social-emotional well-being and academic success are at risk. Whether you’re a teacher or an administrator, here’s your opportunity to begin reversing these outcomes. Learn more about: 

   •   Why SEL for multilingual learners? Why now especially?
   •  What the research on SEL and multilingual learners tells us
   •  How to address MLs’ unique strengths and needs in your SEL planning
   •  How to utilize our new SEL for MLs Framework to align essential ML actions with CASEL’s 5 SEL competencies

Presenter: Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD